How Did The New England Patriots React To Win Over Redskins?

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Nov 8, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) is tackled by Washington Redskins inside linebacker Will Compton (51) during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Gronkowski

(On the offense’s execution) 
“We won the game. Our defense played well, our offense was clicking at some points. A win is a win. They are a good team. We just had to go out there and we did what we had to do and now it’s time to move on.”

(On the mood on the sideline when Dion Lewis went down with injury)
“You never want to see anyone go down on either side of the ball, but it’s a physical game, it’s football, it’s the NFL, stuff happens like that. I wish him the best. I don’t know what happened, but hopefully he’s good to go and he’s right back on his feet.”

(On how proud he is of the offensive line) 
“Our offensive line is doing a great job. We have so many young guys. Guys playing all over the place. You have got to give them huge credit to be able to have that run game and protect Brady – you have to give them all credit.”

(On the offensive line opening running lanes for LeGarrette Blount
“You’ve got to give credit to the offensive line. The passing game we have to protect Tom and the run game that we had, LB [Blount] ran really nice, too. We were clicking there in the run game.”

(On whether he is surprised that the offensive line is able to protect Brady with all the shuffling going on)
“They [the offensive line] work hard during the week. We have a great offensive line coach in Googe [Dave DeGuglielmo], he does a great job getting our team prepared, our offense, so when situations like that come, he’s ready to go. They do a great job. They all listen, they all hustle and they’re great to work with.”

Chandler Jones

(On the most positive thing the defense accomplished today)
“We did exactly what our coaches preached the whole week and it showed on the scoreboard. Coach [Bill] Belichick and coach [Matt] Patricia pounded our game plan this week and guys did a good job of going out there and executing it.

(On if it’s possible to get into rhythm defensively)
“I can’t use the word rhythm honestly, because each and every week it’s a different team we have to prepare for. As good as you think our defense is, we have to adjust each and every week to other teams, so I wouldn’t use the word rhythm, but I feel like guys are starting to get comfortable with each other and starting to gel together.”

(On if he’s deserving of more attention because he’s the NFL’s sack leader)
“I leave all of that to the critics honestly. Whether people talk about me or not, at the end of the day I’m playing for my team. I’m playing for the Patriots logo on my chest, my teammates, the coaches, and I’m also trying to get my Madden rating up [laughs].”

Josh Kline

(On Bryan Stork moving to tackle) 
“You got to be ready for anything and when someone goes down, you just got to – everyone has to step up and step in and I think he played well.”

(On how difficult it is to switch positions on the offensive line)
“It’s difficult technique-wise and call-wise just to remember you’re on the opposite side if you’re switching sides. It’s just different technique-wise, but everyone needs to be prepared to step up and play any position at any time when your number is called.”

(On if rotating the offensive linemen throughout the course of the season has helped) 
“Yeah, I think it’s beneficial. You got to be ready to go. We only dressed six [offensive linemen], so if someone goes down, we only got five left.”

(On if Michael Williams could play tackle in the future)
“I’m sure he could. He’s a big dude.”

Brandon LaFell

(On his overall game)
“I actually felt good today. My foot felt pretty good during warm-ups. It wasn’t giving me a lot of pain like it usually does. [Tom] Brady came and found me early and often and I got into a good little rhythm today. Just played well today.”

(On his deep catch)
“Man, it felt like I was catching a punt. In those situations, it’s hard if you have to take your eye off the ball to see where the [defensive back] is, but I was like, ‘ball, ball.’ I was just talking to myself, ‘ball, ball, ball.’ But it was just taking forever to come down.”

(On sharing the load)
“I think it’s very important for every guy on this team. We’ve got so many guys that can make plays, so the sooner we get the ball in these guys’ hands, they can start getting their confidence rolling and get into the rhythm of the game. Get hit, get up, and juts keep rolling. I feel like we played better, especially when we spread the ball early.”

Shaq Mason

(On communication on the offensive line) 
“Communication is definitely key on the offensive line, especially when a guy goes down. We all just keep that same communication and next guy up, you know, does his job and it works out.”

(On Bryan Stork playing tackle)
“It was very impressive for him to step in, especially on his first game back since last season, so, definitely impressive to do the job he did.”

Logan Ryan

(On the confident play of the defense) 
“It’s our job. That’s what our coaches trust us to do, so they put us out there to win our battles and that’s what we’re trying to do. We’re working hard every week and just trying to improve. I think we’re better now than we were Week 1.”

(On his interception)
“That’s just my team. We were able to get a good pass rush and filled up those zones a little bit, and be able to call luck to be able to get a good tip.”

(On his pass defense on the fourth down play) 
“I knew I had Devin’s [McCourty] help, so I was able to play a little more aggressive. A good defensive play call and a good pass rush.”

(On overall thoughts on the defense)
“We did a good job. I haven’t watched the film yet, but [we] don’t want to give up that six points at the end, but, overall, I’m sure it’s good, but I’m sure there’s stuff to improve on.”